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Message 82 of 602 (636694)
10-09-2011 9:20 PM
Reply to: Message 79 by crashfrog
10-09-2011 12:39 PM


Re: Occupy Wall Street and your "liberal media"
The Tea Baggers have been around for years, the Occupy Wall Street idea wasn't conceived until July this year. It only makes sense that the Tea Baggers would start with a higher number. Also, if I'm reading the chart right, it's counting Tea Baggers from April, so there's another bump.

Frankly, I think it's remarkable that it appears that the Occupiers are trending to catch the Baggers as quickly as it appears they are. Of course, being a new phenomenon means they're more interesting than the same old same old.

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We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 84 of 602 (636696)
10-09-2011 11:01 PM
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10-09-2011 10:11 PM


Re: Occupy Wall Street and your "liberal media"
Ah, I see now what it's saying. Thanks for the clarification.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 86 of 602 (636698)
10-09-2011 11:16 PM
Reply to: Message 85 by crashfrog
10-09-2011 11:10 PM


Re: Occupy Wall Street and your "liberal media"
Sorry for the digs. I've taken them out of my post.

Not to worry. Your opinion doesn't mean much to me to begin with.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 271 of 602 (638819)
10-26-2011 10:53 AM


A Few Facts
For anyone interested in reality (sorry Buz, that leaves you out), a few facts about the Occupiers:

... 70 percent of the survey’s 1,619 respondents identified as politically independent, far-and-away the vast majority, compared to 27.3% Democrats and 2.4% self-identified Republicans.
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Less than a quarter of the sample (24.2%) had participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests as of October 5, 2011.
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64.2% of respondents were younger than 34 years of age, but one in three respondents was over 35 and one in five was 45 or older.
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A full 15.4% of the sample reported earning annual household income between $50,000 and $74,999. Another 13% of the sample reported over $75,000 , and 2% said they made over $150,000 annually, putting them in the top 10 percent of all American earners, according to the Wall Street Journal’s calculator. That said, 47.5% of the sample said they earend less than $24,999 dollars a year and another quarter (24%) reported earning between $25,000 and $49,999 per year. A whopping 71.5% of the sample earns less than $50,000 per year.
...

92.1% of the sample reported “some college, a college degree, or a graduate degree.”
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50.4% reported full-time employment, and “an additional 20.4% were employed part-time.”...

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Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 275 of 602 (638826)
10-26-2011 11:12 AM
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10-26-2011 11:06 AM


Re: A Few Facts
The much more interesting question is why it is that you believe they actually are doing those things.

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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Message 413 of 602 (639365)
10-30-2011 11:26 PM
Reply to: Message 410 by crashfrog
10-30-2011 10:26 PM


Re: Parlimentary system
Consider it from the point of view of the drafters of the Constitution. The first session of the House had around 64 members. The representatives from the 4 largest states, Virgina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York or Maryland, totaled 32. Why would the smaller states be willing to join in a union where four states could control everything?

Whatever faults the system has now, and I acknowledge that there are faults, these faults were not obvious at the time the Constitution was ratified.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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